Grace Hopper Biography for #ALD17

Grace Hopper was born in New York on December 9th 1906. Her maiden name is Grace Brewster Murray but her full name is Grace Brewster Murray Hopper. A nickname she got given was Amazing Grace. She studied maths and physics at Vassar College then got a masters degree in Mathematics from Yale University. She created the first compiler for computer languages. Her occupations are:

  • Mathematician
  • Military Leader
  • and Computer Programmer

Here is one of her quotes:

“People have an enormous tendency to resist change. The love to say ‘ We’ve always done it this way’ I try to fight that.”- Grace Hopper.

Did You Know? In 2016, Hopper was honoured with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama.

by HS Class 6


Ada Lovelace Day – Grace Hopper

Born in New York City, Grace Hopper received a masters degree in Mathematics at Yale University. Grace Brewster Murray Hopper and her team created the first compiler ( program) for computer languages.


Her nickname was Amazing Grace, and her occupations are: Mathematics, computer programmer, and Military leader.

She retired from the navy at 79 years old, then went back to computing.

Quote : ” people have enormous tendency to resist change. They love to say,’ we’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that.”


by BK Year 6

Ada Lovelace Biography

picture from Wikipedia

Ada Lovelace was a computer programmer and a mathematician (she was taught  science). She was born in London on December 10th 1815, but she died on on November 27th 1815; she died of cancer. She was raised in London.Her parents were Lord George and Lady Anne Isabella Byron. When Ada was 8 her dad died in Greece in 1823. Her mum paid Tutors to teach her science and maths, she went on to do advanced mathematics in university

Did you know ?

  • Her maiden name is Augusta Ada Byron
  • Her full name is Augusta Ada King
  • She died of cancer

NC Year 6

Ada Lovelace Day 17- Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace was a computer programmer and a mathematician born on December 10th 1815 and died on November 27th 1852. She was born and raised in London. Her parents were Lady Anne Isabella and Lord George Gordon Bryon (was a famous poet).Her father died in Greece. Her mother decided she needed tutors for mathematics and science as a female wouldn’t be otherwise offered these subjects in her time. She went on to do advanced mathematics in university.

Photo from Wikipedia

Did you Know?

  • Her maiden name was Augusta Ada Bryon.
  • Her nickname was Enchantress of Numbers.
  • She married William King.
  • She was the first female computer programmer.
  • She had a sneak peak of the first computer.
  • She died from Cancer.

EC Year6




Ada Lovelace Day 17 – Katherine Johnson

photo from NASA website

When Katherine Johnson was a young girl in West Virginia, she loved counting everything. When she went to school she excelled at mathematics, by the age of 10 she ended up at High School. She did so well there that she went to West Virginia College at the age of 15. There was one thing for sure, she loved mathematics. After college she started to teach.

In 1953 NASA hired her and there she carried out the calculations to launch the first rocket that orbited the moon.

Let’s thank Katherine Johnson for changing the world with technology!

A.S. Year 5



This book is exciting.  There are lots of funny moments yet, as in every good story, there has to be some bad to make a good plot. I would describe this novel as sad but with funny bits.

If you look at the front cover of the book it says “My dad died twice but only the second time was my fault. ” This made me think of lots of questions such as, “How does someone die twice?” I was interested to find out.

I’m going to tell you the bare bones of the story.

The main character is a boy called Al, which is short for —Alexander. His dad dies and he time travels  and sees his dad as a young man. The main plot revolves around his attempts to save his Dad . I will not tell you if he succeeds or not as I do not want to give the game away.

If you do read this book you’ll have a heck of a time reading it because it will play with your feelings and you will be on a roller coaster of emotion.

I hope you Injoy this book by H.E


Review: Rent a Bridesmaid By Jaqueline Wilson


I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone.

It is about a little girl called Tilly whose mum moved away (to Mexico) leaving her to live as an only child with her dad. Her best friend is called Matty, who lives with her little brother Louis and their mum and dad. The story starts when Matty is a bridesmaid for her Auntie and Tilly becomes obsessed with Matty’s bridesmaid dress; it has beautiful rosy pink rosebuds all around the edge and pink silky frills.

After the wedding Matty’s mum gave Tilly the dress but Tilly really wanted to be a bridesmaid, not just own a dress. She decided to put up posters which advertised herself as a “Rent a Bridesmaid”.

Without giving the story away Tilly gets contacted by a little old lady who wants Tilly to be her bridesmaid. Tilly goes to the wedding and has the time of her life. After that Tilly is a bridesmaid at another wedding where her teacher (Miss Hope) dances the night away with Tilly’s dad. However, a few weeks after the wedding Tilly’s mum comes back and she has a big announcement.

I loved this book because it was so creative and magical. Jaqueline Wilson is an inspiring author as she creates stories that nobody else would think of.


Review: Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

KENSUKE’S KINGDOM, is such an amazing book. It’s about a young boy, Michael. His mother and father bought a boat, losing their job as brick workers. His parents took studies of how to sail the boat. They soon had the right to have a year long trip around the world. Michael of course, had to be home schooled. They visited many places, such as Sydney, Cape Town and Brazil. During that time, Michael celebrated his 12th birthday. He was on duty of the boat that night, it was so drab and misty he gone overboard. Along with his young sheepdog Stella Artois. He nearly died from that severe accident…

This is another fascinating book from Michael Morpurgo, it was actually based on a true story. It was about a Japanese soldier who sadly, got stranded on an island for 20 whole years. If you occasionally read or enjoy a book full of suspense, excitement and meaning I would certainly recommend this book for you.



Review: A Boy Called Christmas By Matt Haig

In this book there is a boy called Nikolas, who lives with his father, and they are very poor. One day Nikolas’ father goes away to earn some money and that means that Nikolas has to stay with his mean and horrible Aunt Carlotta. Will has father come back? Or will he stay with his Aunt Carlotta forever?



I personally recommend this book to 9+ and it is a ‘must have’ because it puts a spin on a Christmas story. I rate this book five stars and think that you will find this book as enjoyable as I did.



Thank you for taking the time to read this review and I hope you enjoy this book!


Review: Billionaire Boy by David Walliams


This is my favourite book for a billion reason’s.For example when Joe runs for home… what’s going to happen next!!!His past was completely different he, rich in the beginning. Do you think he’s better poor or rich? When he was poorer and smaller, he’d go with his Dad and Mum to the local burger shop, sneakily his Dad would sneak in ham and pickle sandwiches!

The characters are …

Joe Spud the Billionaire , Len Spud his Dad and Carol Spud she divorced Len and went to Dubai.

Bob (Joe’s friend) Bob’s Mum.

Lauren, an actress.

The Grubb’s, the school bullies.

Raj the News agent

Sapphire, mean stepmother of Joe.

The annoying Teachers.

The Queen

Mrs Trafe, the dinner lady.

When Joe’s dad realised ‘Bum Fresh’ Joe’s whole life changed they lived in a huge mansion that was visible from  outer space and it only took 5 minutes to motor up the drive.

At one part Joe’s dad completely messed up he bought Joe a friend,what kind of Father would do that!?

After a while at school Bob told Joe “Lauren’s a fake she’s an actress.Also I saw her the other day with somebody else .”

Of course Joe had to ask Lauren if this was true, she said Bob was a big fat lying pig.Is Lauren lying or telling the truth?

At school it was Cross Country with Mr.Bruise, Bob somehow lost his running kit I wonder how that happened? Bob runs with his Y fronts and a vest!When Bob and Joe finally finish Cross Country run… more like Cross Country walk it’s time to go home finally.They both talked about their family life sadly Bob’s dad died because he had cancer…..

The Grubbs are twins.One of them is a girl  and the other one’s a boy,the strange thing is they both look the same.This is what they look like: They’re both hairy, they have moustache’s, matching crew cuts and hairy knuckles .That’s quite strange if I do say so my self,since one is girl.

Any way let’s talk about Mrs.Trafe the dinner lady,firstly her food is revolting. Everyone hates it they’d rather die then eat her food.This one of the revolting food she served, Road-kill Bake that sounds even worse.

I’d recommend this book to readers who are interested about feeling emotions,making it like you’re in the scene and you’re a character in that scene.For example when Len and Sapphire get engaged.Or when the Queen gets a purple bum,or when Carol Joe’s old Mother gets divorced.Or when Mr.Spud loose’s ‘everything.’ 

By Z.P